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IVMA Recognizes Dr. Jim Weisman for Lifetime Achievement

February 7, 2014

Dr. Jim Weisman (PU DVM ’97), Purdue Veterinary Medicine director of student services and clinical assistant professor, received the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s annual meeting last weekend (February 1).  The award recognizes an IVMA member for cumulative service and accomplishments benefitting the profession, organized veterinary medicine and the community.  Dr. Weisman was cited for being actively involved in organized veterinary medicine while in veterinary school and since earning his Purdue DVM degree in 1997.  As a veterinary student he served as the Delegate to the Student AVMA (SAVMA) and then held a national office in SAVMA as its treasurer.  Since graduating, he has served in all of the IVMA officer positions, completing his term as president in 2006.  He also serves on a number of IVMA committees, including the Membership, Legislative, and Audit and Budget committees.  Additionally, he sits on the Indiana Animal Health Foundation Board and chairs the Veterinary Medicine Political Action Committee.  Previously, he chaired the IVMA Annual Meeting Committee. Dr. Weisman also is involved with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), serving as the AVMA Alternate Delegate representing Indiana, and participating in the AVMA Early Career Development Committee.  His service to community was also highlighted during the award presentation; most notably his service to the state of Indiana as the first veterinarian to serve on the Indiana State Fair Board. 

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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